Getting the Latest at Bluebeam Extreme 2019

Getting the Latest at Bluebeam Extreme 2019

Getting the Latest at Bluebeam Extreme 2019
Date: Sep 11, 2019

I was pleased to represent Ideate at the 2019 Bluebeam Extreme Conference (XCON) in Washington, DC. Because Ideate is a Bluebeam Platinum Partner, I got to attend exclusive partner events, where Bluebeam leaders answered questions from partners and shared exciting news, including: 

  • The 2019 release date is 10-29-19, and the new release will include: 
    • Much improved rendering speed 
    • Enhanced takeoff tools
    • Streamlined enterprise configuration and deployment tool
    • Overall performance improvements
  • They recently released Bluebeam Drawings, a free mobile app viewer for clients on 2018 with active maintenance agreements. Anyone can download the mobile app and view files, but only those with Bluebeam software can upload files. 
Networking with Peers and Bluebeam Users
As someone who works virtually with people around the country, I look for opportunities to meet in person, and XCON is one of those opportunities. As a leading event for design and construction professionals as well as other Bluebeam resellers, XCON was attended by many industry leaders, Bluebeam software users, and others that I enjoyed speaking with. These conversations, which spanned from technical to personal topics, helped build and strengthen relationships that will undoubtedly serve me well as I work to expand Ideate’s reputation as a trusted Bluebeam reseller and service provider.
On a Personal Note
I couldn’t pass up the chance to see Washington, DC, so I extended my trip by a few days. Here are a couple of my favorite memories. 
Ethan Collins, Washington DC
At the newly renovated fossil hall at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History


Ethan Collins, Washington DC
A beautiful sunset at the Washington Monument

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About the Author

Ethan Collins, Director
Ethan has been with Ideate for more than 16 years. He has been the Director of Bluebeam since 2018, and before that was the Director of Operations for 15 years. He worked for an Autodesk reseller for 20 years, and past roles include Sales Manager, Support Manager, and Trainer for 3D design software. He has an associate of science degree in computer science with a focus on computer drafting and design.